How did you feel when you got invited to MLG Anaheim? What kind of tournament do you want MLG Anaheim to be for you?
It's my first time going overseas so I was a bit buoyant about that. And because you receive a seed in Code S when you win MLG, it was a really welcome news for someone like me who is in Code B. Through this MLG, I want to obtain a Code S seed and meet many of my foreign fans.
Is there any foreign players you want to meet or avoid at MLG Anaheim? And are there any Korean players you are especially careful of, or want to meet during this tournament?
To be honest I'm a bit afraid because the Korean players are really skilled... but because I'm really confident in my matchup against Terran, and two of the Terran players I acknowledge (MVP, MMA) are participating, I want to play a good game against them in front of many foreign fans.
Your pool in MLG Anaheim consists of NaNiwa, HayprO, TLO, and HuK. How do you feel about your group?
If I had to be honest, I haven't paid any attention to pool play. I'm preparing to face the Korean players since no matter what, I'm going to win all my games and make it to the Round of Four as the first place in my group.
In your last interview with Team Liquid, you said that you haven't found a style that you liked against Protoss. And then after that, within three weeks, you went from rating yourself a 30/100 to 65/100. Did you find a style that suited you??
In the process of practicing various different styles, I found a few good management styles that suited me. I had an okay winrate in practice with these styles so I want to stress test these strategies through this tournament.
As foreign tournaments began getting larger, many Korean players started playing overseas. In addition we heard that the October GSL finals will be held in Anaheim also. What do you think about Starcraft 2 going global?
Well if you're someone who only lived in Korea... you probably fantasize about going overseas. But I think it's a very good phenomenon, as you're not limited to just Korea but you get to test yourself in various countries and have opportunities to communicate with fans.
This is your first time going overseas to a tournament. Is there anything you're worried about, and how are you preparing for this tournament?
If there's anything special I'm worried about... the biggest worry I have is that I might go there and do a bad job managing my condition and play really pathetically. In terms of preparation, I'm preparing just as I normally do.
What have you heard about the foreign fans? And now that you get to meet your foreign fans for the first time, we're curious what kind of things you are expecting.
I actually visit TeamLiquid often and read every comment about me. During the last MLG, the fans were extremely passionate, so I'm looking forward to seeing if I can feel something like that this time.
Your English is good enough to be able to answer your fans in English on Twitter. Do you have any intention of speaking English at MLG Anaheim as a fan service? And are you preparing any ceremonies?
Well if I win it all... I do have the mind to interview in English... but right now, I'm not sure. I've never spoken in English so I'm a bit scared...
I haven't prepared any ceremonies yet T_T
What kind of dreams do you have in the world of e-Sports? What is e-Sports to you? And how do you want to remember your time as a progamer?
Of course, I want to be number one, a common goal for all gamers.
e-Sports to me... it's the first real challenge I took on in my life. It's also a place for adventure, an adventure where I'm putting the glory days of my twenties on the line to check how far I can go and see what I'm capable of.
Since I'm already a gamer, I don't want to have any regrets. I want to be able to brag and say "Hey, I once was the absolute best progamer". I want this time period to leave fond memories like that.
Finally, please say something to your fans overseas.
I'll be meeting all of you during this MLG!